Uhuru Sunday in the Park: St. Petersburg InPDUM Takes Message to the People!
St. Petersburg International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement held their first Uhuru Sunday in the Park on Sunday June 20th, 2013. The site of the rally, Silver Lake Park, was the former location of many InPDUM rallies several years ago. The rally was moderated by president Elverda Brooks who explained the that the meetings of the Uhuru Movement are usually held at the Uhuru House, however, the movement was bringing the meeting to the people.
Chairman Omali Yeshitela was a guest and spoke dynamically about how the police was terrorizinng the African community but our community had not been mobilized to unite and resist the terror of the police. He talked about “barbershop philosophers”, Africans who sit around barbershops and spout their views but refuse to come to a meeting. The Chairman laid out how white power was dominating the entire African community. The chairman brought the theory of African internationalism down to where the masses could understand it.
Chimurenga Waller, Secretary for the InPDUM talked about how the courts and media were distracting the African community with discussions about whether Trayvon martin or George Zimmerman was on top when Martin was murdered in 2012.
The use of the park rally is another in the many tactics to win Africans to the line of African Internationalism and membership in the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement.
It was a statement of the anti-colonial nature of InPDUM and was representative of the revolutionary National Democratic program in action.